5-Day US East Coast Vacation Package from Washington DC (Yale & Breakers Mansion)

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Tour Code : DCA50503

Departure City : Gaithersburg MD

Duration : 5 day(s) 4 night(s)

Availability : Tue. Sat.

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Highlight :

New York City, The Met*, Statue of Liberty Cruise*, Time Square, United Nations, Broadway, Fifth Ave., Empire State Building*, USS Intrepid Museum*; Boston Harbor Cruise*, Freedom Trail, Beacon Hill, Quincy Market, State House, MIT, Harvard, New England Aquarium*; Corning Museum of Glass*; Niagara Falls, Maid of the Mist*, The Spirit of the Mist Indian Show*, Old Fort Niagara*, Whirlpool State Park*; Yale University*; Breakers Mansion*, and much more for you to explore.

Itinerary

Day 1 : Washington DC. - Corning Glass Center - Niagara Falls

In the morning the bus tour will depart from Washington D.C. and travel to Corning, New York to visit the Corning Museum of Glass which is the largest glass museum in the world with more than 45,000 objects from over 3,500 years of glassmaking history. You will also see live, narrated glassmaking demonstrations. Afterwards the bus tour will take you to Niagara Falls. The Falls is collectively made from the American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and the Canadian Horseshoe Falls and are famous for their beauty and as a valuable source of hydroelectric power. A historical boat ride aboard the world famous Maid of the Mist offers up close and exciting views of the Falls. We will also visit the IMAX Niagara Falls. Home to “The Falls Movie: Legends of Adventure”, the IMAX provides a glimpse into the stories of the courageous few who dared to climb into a barrel and tumble down the powerful Falls. Next we are going to visit the Whirlpool State Park, which is a 125-foot deep whirlpool under the Niagara River. If time is available we will go to the Old Fort Niagara, located at the mouth of the Niagara River. Be sure to catch the short guided tour that explains a lot in a short time. The fact that the old French Castle from 1726 is still standing today is amazing. The history and importance of this fort is a compelling reason to preserve it and the artifacts in the museum were spectacular. If you're a history buff or just like tours of this kind you have to see this. In the evening, we will join the Native Indian show, The Spirit of the Mist. The show presented by the World Class Native Spirit Dancers. Come together as they take you on a journey of beautiful dance, traditional music and stories passed through the generations. Experience a full sensory show through exciting music, captivating dancing, exceptional costumes and genuine native singing. The show captures audiences of all ages! If time permits, we will head to enjoy the colorful and wonderful Niagara Falls Illumination on the Goat Island.

Deluxe Hotel (upscale 4 star): Radisson, Holiday Inn, Rochester Plaza, Sheraton At The Falls or similar

Day 2 : Niagara Falls - Boston

Enjoying the fantastic view of the rivers and mountains in central New York on our comfortable tour bus, we are on the way to Boston. As the cultural capital, it has so many “Firsts” in the country. Among them is the oldest university Harvard. How did get its name? Is there a real Mr. Harvard? Together with MIT, it has made the town Cambridge even more famous than its counterpart in UK! Passing by the Trinity Church, Public Library, Prudential Tower, and Boston Common, it comes time for dinner. Remember: our cultural capital is also famous for its fresh lobsters!

Deluxe Hotel (upscale 4 star): Sheraton, Crowne Plaza North Shore or similar

Day 3 : Boston - Breakers RI - Boston

In the morning, fun will begin as soon as you board the cruise ship and enjoy a breathtaking view of the Boston harbor. Later, we will go to the New England Aquarium. The New England Aquarium is distinguished by a four-story Giant Ocean Tank which features an underwater communications system and large windows to the ceiling, making visitors feel like being placed under the Caribbean sea with fabulous views of coral reef as well as hundreds of reef animals, including sea turtles, stingrays, eels and fish. In the meanwhile, you will also learn of treating and rehabilitating sea turtles here. The next stop is the old Quincy Market. The old Quincy Market is opportune for strolling through, or to get a taste of the historical ambience as well as to pick out souvenirs among the assorted merchants and artisans. The Market was also surrounded by dozens of restaurants for dining option with a variety of authentic cuisines, and absolutely, you cannot miss the famous New England clam chowder. In the afternoon, we will head to the Breakers Mansion at Newport, Rhode Island. The 4-story waterfront building is not just one of the most famous, but is the largest and grandest of the several historical Newport properties. Many local tales will help present the splendid days of Vanderbilt’s family in the past.

Deluxe Hotel (upscale 4 star): Sheraton, Crowne Plaza North Shore or similar

Day 4 : Boston - Yale University - New York City (downtown)

In the morning, we visit the town of New Haven, in Connecticut to visit the famed campus of Yale University. As a prominent ivy league university, the school is well known for its beautiful campus and distinguished alumnus. From here we return to New York City, where you will have the chance to explore the world most luxury shopping street, the Fifth Avenue. From Giorgio Armani to Gucci, Dior to Prada, this is a true paradise for shoppers. You’ll also be able to walk around Central Park, the largest urban park in the States. Here you’ll also have a chance to see a Broadway show of your choice, and self transport to hotel.

Deluxe Hotel (upscale 4 star): Crowne Plaza, Courtyard by Marriott NJ or similar

Day 5 : New York City Tour - Washington DC

We will spend the day touring New York City, the center of global commerce, finance, media, culture, art, fashion and entertainment. Here, we will visit the Empire State Building*, the Art Deco styled building that spans 102 floors, and offers breathtaking 360 views of New York. Next, well take a boat ride around Manhattan Harbor* where you can see the Statue of Liberty and the incredible skyline. From there, we will board another vessel, the USS Intrepid*, home to the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum, which exhibits military aircraft, including fighter jets, helicopters, and even a submarine on its flight deck. Then its on to a tour of the United Nations headquarters, the center for international diplomacy. And if there is time, our tour may view other notable sites such as Wall Street and Ground Zero in the Financial District. The bus tour will depart NYC in the evening and return to Washington DC.

**Note: The "Maid of the Mist" is only available from May to Oct. Any other time, it will be substituted by Niagara Jet Boat Tour in its operation season.

**Note: Due to traffic condition, we will either visit Madame Tussauds Wax Museum at New York Times Square or the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum at DC.

**Note: We reserve the rights to use third party motor coach to provide the transfer between NYC and Washington DC.

Departure and Return Info:

  1. Use of a local third party bus shuttle service may be employed by the tour operator from New York to Washington DC based on weather/ traffic conditions and the number of travelers choosing to end in Washington DC. Drop off locations will be varied if third party bus is in use. Please call in for detail on the last day of your tour.

Pricing

Single Double (per person) Third Person Fourth Person
Adult Kid* Adult Kid*
$645 $475 Free Free Free Free

*Kid ages 2-9 yr old, infant less than 2 yr old join the tour for FREE if NOT occupied a bus seat.

 

Price for Single Occupancy applies when one person stays in one standard hotel room.

Price for Double/Triple/Quadruple Occupancy applies when two/three/four people stay in one standard hotel room respectively. Thus, result in a lower per person price.

Maximum 4 guests in each hotel room (incl. kid and infant). Each standard hotel room comes with TWO full sizes or ONE queen size bed. Triple/Quadruple price does not guarantee a third/fourth bed in the room since each room is equipped with 2 beds. Roll-a-ways beds are regulations of each hotel; you are responsible for paying the additional cost for roll-a-way bed. Please check the availability at the time of check-in.


BUY 2 GET 2 FREE Promotion Rules:

The third and fourth guests join the tour for FREE on share room basis. (Except applicable admission fee, service charge and fuel surcharge)

Late Cancellation or NO show of the Free-Fare passenger will result in $225 penalty fee for the reserved bus seat. The other participating passenger in the reservation is responsible for paying the penalty fee to the tour escort prior departure.

All other reschedule, change, and cancellation please refer to the Standard Cancellation and Refund Policy.


Price Includes:

  1. Ground transportation via deluxe Air-Conditioned and Lavatory Equipped motorcoach with complimentary pick-up and drop-off at chosen location. To insure fewer passengers operation, 15 seats minibus may be substituted.
  2. Passenger insurance while on board motorcoach. Due to motorcoach insurance policy, passengers over 2 years of age must purchase ticket in order to occupy seats.
  3. 4 night(s) hotel accommodation.
  4. Professional tour escort.
  5. Taxes included.

Price Excludes:

  1. All meals or drinks during the trip, but our tour escort will arrange for these.
  2. Personal room expenses such as hotel room services and meal, telephone calls, laundry services, on demand TV shows etc.
  3. Any private expenses such as airfare or any related transportation to the pick-up location, visa fee, travel document etc.
  4. Service fee for tour escort and driver: Minimum $8 per passenger per day.
  5. Optional admission fees to all attractions. Listed below. Prices are subject to change without prior notices.

Optional Activities:

Attractions Adult Kid (age)
Boston Harbor Cruise $22 $18 (3-11)
Breakers Mansion $21 $7 (6-17)
Corning Museum of Glass $19.5 Free (under 17)
Empire State Building $34 $27 (6-12)
Madame Tussauds Wax Museum NYC $30 $24 (4-12)
Maid of the Mist (Seasonal) $18.25 $10.65 (6-12)
Metropolitan Museum of Art $25 Free (under 12)
Native American Dance Show $21 $13 (4-10)
New England Aquarium $28.45 $19.45 (3-11)
New York City Night Tour $25 $15
Niagara Falls IMAX Movie USA $12 $8 (6-12)
Old Fort Niagara and Whirlpool State Park $25 $15 (under 11)
Statue of Liberty Cruise $29 $17 (3-12)
U.S.S. Intrepid Museum $26 $21 (3-12)
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Yale University $11 $7

Special Notes

Prior to booking your tour, it is your responsibility to read and all information related to your tour products listed under these Itinerary, Pricing, Special Notes and FAQ tabs. Terms and Conditions, Cancellation and Refund Policy can be found on the bottom of every webpage.

 

 


Trip Reservation Process:

All tours are open for early booking. It is recommended that customers should book tour at least two weeks before departure date. Bus seats will be pre-assigned after payment is made based on a first come first served basis. The following flowchart summarized the booking process.

process

 

 

  1. After you submitting your reservation online, you will receive a Pre-Order email within a couple of hours.
  2. Within 2 business days, we will send you a confirmation email to confirm your reservation of the trip. In this email, you could find the detailed boarding time and location of the trip, contact information of local service provider. Please print out this email with E-TICKET number as the boarding pass for the trip. Also, you can login to our website http://www.tripedition.com/index.php?route=account/login to check the status of your order.
  3. At the departure date, simply print out the E-TICKET if you have not already done so, and present it with your valid photo ID. Please note that this E-TICKET is the only proof of your purchase of the tour.
  4. Please make sure you have received our Final Confirmation Letter email with your E-ticket number before booking air tickets, extended hotel stays and etc., if applicable.

 

 

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email normally within two business days. Promotional offers such as BUY 2 GET 1 FREE and BUY 2 GET 2 FREE are provided and confirmed only on an availability basis. In the rare events (such as booking ONE day prior to the departure day), your reservation can not be confirmed by the service provider, a full refund will be credited back to your account.

The order of day-to-day itinerary is adjustable depending on tour start date of the week. For the detailed arrangement, please email or call the local service provider prior to departure date to re-confirm. Their contact info will be listed in your final confirmation email.

We reserve the right to change the hotel to another of equal or better standard than the hotel mentioned in the itineraries.

Depending on the number of passengers booked for a particular departure, tours may be combined to ensure fewer passengers operation.

We do not recommend infants younger than 2 years of age to join the tours, since our tour guides are not specially trained to provide service to these types of passengers and cannot be responsible for their well being.

 

 


Boarding Tips and Travel Documents:

All passengers should arrive at the boarding location at LEAST 15 min. prior to the departure time.

All passengers must show E-TICKET (the boarding pass) for boarding.

Passengers are held solely responsible for their own valid travel documents

 

 


Travel Insurance:

We are not responsible for any occur on or during the tour. It is optional that passengers to purchase travel insurance. By accepting our policy, passenger should agree that we shall hold no responsibilities includes but not limited to the following unforeseeable events such as weather, accident, bus break down, sickness, theft, itinerary changes, delays or cancellation. We are strongly advising you to purchase travel insurance before departure to insure compensations for the unexpected causes above. Such travel insurance can be purchased through third party insurance suppliers.

 

 


Language:

All tours are escorted by professional bi- or multi-lingual tour guides and/or drivers guide. For driver guide tour, the language will be limited to English/Chinese.

 

 

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Frequently Asked Questions


Will the bus wait for me if I’m late?

Sorry. Tour buses will depart on time. Please be understandable this is a group tour, we have to satisfy the entire group for a smooth operation of the tour. We recommend you arrive at the departure location 15-30 minutes prior the depart time.


Is the drop-off location the same as boarding location for all Tripedition tours?

The tours usually pick-up and drop-off at the same locations unless otherwise stated in the tour Departure and Return Info page.


What happens if I forgot to bring proper travel documents on the boarding day (Passport, Green card, Visa, etc.)?

You can NOT board the bus. The tour guide shall check anyone's proper travel documents prior boarding. Bear in mind, when you can NOT board for this reason, this also triggers the reschedule fee or cancellation penalty. Please refer to the Special Notes section of your booked tour for proper travel documents.


How many pieces of baggage am I allowed to bring?

We recommend two pieces of standard sized baggage per passenger due to the load limitation of the motorcoach. If the tour is operated by 14 seats minibus, only ONE piece per passenger is allowed.


Is there a restroom on the bus?

Yes, only for motorcoach buses. However, we recommend the use of lavatory when there is a personal emergency. All our local service providers, try to maintain a clean environment on the bus, therefore, the bus will make rest stops along the way (every 2-3 hours) at highway service area. If you need to use the lavatory on the way, you may ask the tour guide to open it for your use.


What can we do if we choose not to go on the optional activities?

Optional activities are booked through the tour guide while you are on the tour. If you do not wish to participate in certain tour activities, you can hang around the tourist attraction as you like to. The tour guide will inform guests on the return time to the tour bus before he/she dismisses the group.


We are vegetarians, should I join the tour?

Definitely Yes. Meal breaks will be arranged at hotels, various ethnic restaurants, food courts, and fast food restaurants. There should be vegetarian food for you to choose from the menus.

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